Last updated: 09/12/2022 11:10:02


Yellow Warning for Northern Ireland

Rain & wind

The Met Office has issued an update to the Yellow Weather Warning for Ice

Valid 16:00 Thursday 8 December - 12:00 Sunday 11 December 2022

(The warning extended to midday Sunday)

  • Counties Antrim, Down, Londonderry, Tyrone


  • Some disruption is likely due to icy surfaces

What to expect

  • Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

Frequent wintry showers are likely to fall onto frozen surfaces in places, leading to the formation of icy patches. These showers are expected to fall as snow on high ground, with the potential for several centimetres to accumulate.

Last updated: 09/12/2022 12:46:54

See Yellow priority news above - Yellow Weather Warning for Ice in place - Thursday to Sunday.

Temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing and there is a risk of snow, ice and frost on roads. A Met Office Yellow Warning of Ice for Northern Ireland is in place valid to midday on Sunday 11 December 2022. Salting of roads on the scheduled network is planned to commence Friday afternoon - from 13:30 in the North of the province and elsewhere staggered start times throughout the afternoon / early evening . Road users are advised to exercise caution when travelling, particularly when driving on untreated roads 

Read more winter service information here.

Traffic News

Last updated: 09/12/2022 19:37:51

In the Greater Belfast area traffic is busy on the following routes:-

  • Great Victoria Street from Shaftesbury Square
  • Grosvenor Road into the City Centre
Last updated: 09/12/2022 16:16:52

Hillhall Road closure for tonight and tomorrow has been cancelled due to the weather

  • The section of the B23 Hillhall Road between Drumbeg Road and the Roundabout at Ballentine Garden Village will be closed for resurfacing from 19.00 Friday 9th until 23.00 Saturday 10th December.

Diversion will be via

  • Drumbeg Road - Ballyskeagh Road - Church Hill - Bells Lane - Queensway - Belfast Road - Seymour Street - Queens Road - Laganbank Road - Sloan Street - Saintfield Road - Largymore Link - Mercer Street
Last updated: 05/12/2022 05:46:40

Co Antrim - the U1048 Drumkeeran Road between the A26 Lisnevenagh Road and the Oldwood Road in Antrim - has been closed in the interest of road safety due to extensive subsidence on a section of the road.


Access for residents will be via A26 Lisnevenagh Rd.


There will be no official diversion in place until Monday 5th December 2022.

Last updated: 02/12/2022 13:00:11

Belfast - a 6 week signal upgrade scheme on the traffic signals on Finaghy Road South at the Junction of Erinvale commenced on Monday 14 November 2022.

In the first phase the existing signals will be turned off at the junction from 09:30 - 16:30 each weekday with the junction working under temporary traffic lights at roadworks at these times.

Delays are possible and road users are advised to allow extra time for journeys in this area at this time.

Last updated: 09/12/2022 18:05:20

Please see below planned TTM for the A6-D2D scheme W/C- 12/12/22:

Temporary Speed Restriction

The A6 between Drumahoe and Claudy Interchange is subject to a 40mph speed restriction whilst works are ongoing

Drumahoe/Glenshane Road - Lane Closures – Thursday 18/12/22 to Friday 19/12/22 - 08:00-16:00; Construction; Footway works

B74 Glenshane Rd / Kilcatten - Lane Closure – Monday 12/12/22 to Friday 19/12/22; Construction; NIE Streetlight Ducting

A6 Chapel Road – Lane Closure – Tuesday 13/12/22 - 09:30-16:00; Construction; Drainage

Traffic Switches

New A6 Mainline Various Locations throughout scheme Monday 12/12/22 to Friday 16/12/22 Lane 1/2 – Lane 2/1 Switches Eastbound and Westbound carriageways to complete various works inc. snagging works

Please Note: Occasionally there may be a requirement for a lane / road closure at short notice which may not be captured in this table.


Last updated: 03/12/2022 06:34:25

Markethill - The Seaboughan Road has been closed between the Brackly Rd and Lisnagat Rd. Flood waters have undermined the Bridge. This will be closed until further inspection early next week.

Last updated: 01/12/2022 14:24:20

Co Tyrone - Mullaghteige Road, is closed 200m South of 51 Mullaghteige Road due to a Bridge collapsed.

Diversion is via the A45 Coalisland Rd and B106 Bush Rd, and Vice Versa.

Last updated: 01/12/2022 14:24:24

Belfast Cathedral Quarter - the following roads remain closed following a building fire on Donegall Street on Monday 3 October -

  • Donegall Street (lower section) closed from Royal Avenue / York Street Junction to Talbot Street
  • Academy Street - Closed Donegall Street to Exchange Street West

Road users will need to allow extra time for journeys in this area.

The roads within the exclusion zone were closed and these roads will remain closed until the structure of the building can be deemed safe enough for them to be reopened in some capacity. 

The Department has been informed that following a meeting of the recovery coordination team on Friday 7 October that the roads will remain closed - w/c Monday 24 October 2022.

Last updated: 01/12/2022 14:24:31

A6 Glenshane Road, Castledawson - Resurfacing Scheme - New weekday traffic management arrangements / lane closure

Due to continuing high vehicle speeds through the current temporary traffic management arrangement and road safety concerns the Department have been forced to implement a one way lane closure

This will commence on Thursday 6th October 2022.


  • From 9:30am to 6pm each day Magherafelt and Belfast bound traffic will be diverted via Knockloughrim and the Hillhead Road. 

  • Vehicles wishing to travel to Magherafelt can travel through Castledawson with Belfast traffic staying on the Hillhead Road to the A6 Hillhead Road on slip. Advance warning signs will be provided.


  • Maghera / Dungiven bound traffic will still be able to use the A6 Glenshane Road but should exercise greater caution through the temporary traffic management and strictly adhere to the 40mph speed limit.


Full road closures will still be necessary at weekends and we will keep the public informed of these in advance.

The information on this website is provided by DfI (Department for Infrastructure). DfI is the sole roads authority responsible for all public roads, footways, bridges and street lights in Northern Ireland.